A person has been hit by a train between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace this afternoon. 

Thameslink and LNER trains are impacted by the incident.

In a tweet from Thameslink's account just after 2.30pm, it was written that: “It is with great sadness that we report a person has been hit by a train between Finsbury Park and Alexandra Palace Stations.

"All services running to or between these stations will be delayed or cancelled whilst the emergency services work to deal with this incident."

Operators are advising passengers to leave plenty of time when travelling, or to delay travelling until later today if possible.

A statement on their website initially said that disruption between London King's Cross and Stevenage is expected until 4pm.

However, it was later updated to say that while "lines have reopened between London Kings Cross/Moorgate and Stevenage", trains may still be delayed or cancelled and "disruption is expected until 19:00".

The 15:16 and 15:22 services from London St Pancras to Stevenage have both been cancelled, as have the 15:06 and 15:33 services from London Kings Cross to Stevenage.

LNER have also placed a statement on their website, saying: "A person has been hit by a train between London Kings Cross and Stevenage. The line will be closed whilst the emergency services carry out their work.

"Trains will be cancelled or delayed. Disruption is expected until 16:00."

Train operators are also advising that the incident "will affect services through central London.

Tickets are being accepted on other routes:

  • Mutually between Thameslink and Great Northern services
  • London Overground, between Enfield Town and Liverpool Street
  • Greater Anglia between Hertford East and Liverpool Street
  • London Underground services on any reasonable route
  • London Buses on reasonable routes between London and Potters Bar
  • CrossCountry services between Peterborough and Ely

A spokesperson for the London Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 2.27pm today (May 1) to reports of a person hit by a train at Harringay Rail Station, north London.

“We sent two ambulance crews, a paramedic in a fast response car, an advanced paramedic, an incident response office and members of our Hazardous Area Response Team (HART).

"We also dispatched a trauma team from London’s Air Ambulance, which consisted of a paramedic and a doctor in car.

“The first paramedic arrived at the scene in less than seven minutes.

“Sadly the patient died at the scene.”

If you need someone to speak to, the Samaritans are available 24/7 on 116 123.